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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

I like Thursday #10

 What's not to like about family outings?

Playing in the rock crevices... 

Littles entertaining themselves...

Jeeping in a Toyota Truck!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

It's a Garden Party Show N Tell Day! My quilt revealed!

It's a Garden Party Row Along Show N Tell Day!

It was my desire from the start to try to use as many of the designer's blocks/rows as I could.  Sadly, I couldn't do them all because there were SEW MANY!  That is great though because there is much to choose from.  Marian organized us by sizes that would fit easily together too!  I absolutely loved working on this project!  My quilt, which features 20 designers patterns, turned out better than I ever could have imagined.

I wish I could say that I have a completely finished quilt to show today or even a completed top.  It is very close but not quite there.  I still have applique' to stitch down and rows to sew together, but I think you can pretty much see my end goal.  The empty Monkey Wrench block will also have some applique' inside it.  I will post a fresh photo here once the finished top is completely ready.

Here are links to the fabulous designers and their patterns:

Garden Visitors by Blue Heron Quilting 

Flower by Stitchin at Home

Get the Garden ready by Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Birdhouse by Moosestash Quilting

Free as a Bird by Quilter Chick

The section below includes patterns:  Bird Bath by Clever Chameleon, Bird at the bath by Songbird Designs, Plant by Charisma Horton, Home Tweet Home lanterns by Helene Pinkster, and The Freddies by Seams to Be Sew.

I took three designs and put them together for this row:
Snail by Made by Marney, Cat and flowers from Quilt Art Designs, and Garden Friends by Your Sewing Friend.

Brick Wall by Bobbin In Quilts with Wheelbarrow by Just Let Me Quilt and crow/pumpkins by Miss Laureen's Schoolhouse.  The large flower and lady bug were created by Bumbleberry Stitches.

Poppy Dance by Kissed Quilts on the Rock Wall at For the Love of Geese

Thursday, October 8, 2020

I Like Thursday #9

 Here are my likes from last week:

1.  Garden Party Row Along has continued.  Marian at Seams to Be Sew organized this wonderful event.  Please check out the link to her row.  I made the carrot part of her row, and I love him SEW  much!  None of my applique' is stitched yet, and I won't be with my machine the rest of the week.  Oh well. You will be getting my full reveal on Tuesday next week without stitching and without rows joined together.

2. I like/love Bath and Body Works scents.  I have been using Twisted Pepper Mint even though it is October.  It smells like candy.

3.  I like doing things with my sweetheart.  Here is last week's climb.  It is a beautiful spot!

Check out the other "I Like" posts here.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

I Like Thursday #8

Note to Blog Friends:  Once again Blogger has changed something to where my comments are not coming into my email.  Please be patient while I figure it out.  I will send you thank you messages once it is sorted out.

I Like Thursday gives me a weekly reason to think about good things that happened over the past week.  Thanks Lee Anna at  Not Afraid of Color for the Thursday happy links!

#1:  Learning

I have been taking an online class for more ideas as a school teacher.  I teach Digital Literacy and have predominantly been teaching Microsoft products as  that is what my district wants me to do.  With so many online learners, I need to use Google products.  This class is giving me great and fun ideas.  Today I created this menu.

#2:  Rock Climbing
I also went rock climbing with my son and his girlfriend.

#3 Family:

I also got to see 4 of my grands for a weekend.  This one had a birthday.

October NDC


The new number for October is #5.  

My Number 5 is to quilt and bind my Memory Round Robin Quilt!  Yeehaw!  It is already done!  I finished it a couple of months ago!

Since I am done with September's challenge number, perhaps I will continue to try and finish August's Diamond Hill glue basting.

My number 7 from August didn't get much attention in August or September.  Oh well.  I had other priorities which was mainly focusing on getting back into school and my Garden Party Row Quilt.  I think I have only one border left to glue baste.

Please link up your progress from September, whatever it is.  I love to see what you are working on.  

Also, please link up what you will be working on in October.  You can do one or two posts; it does not matter to me.

Late comers are welcome to join.  The following numbers have been drawn thus far this year, so make a list and skip these numbers.  
1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

New comers can link their list at that linky party if desired.

You're invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

More Garden Party Blocks

 As more blocks are revealed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I am excited to show you mine.  Check out the new ones just released today at the links below!

Note:  the blue blob is covering something that has not yet been revealed.

My Wheelbarrow block:  

I have not fused it down yet as I am waiting to see how wide I want my rows to be as I finish them up.  I decided to put Loreen's pumpkins in my wheelbarrow and add the crow from Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse pattern.  This is probably one of my favorite blocks.

You can find the wheelbarrow pattern at Just Let Me Quilt.

The wall pattern was designed by Becky Smith at Bobbin in Quilts.

I also made the bird bath designed by Clever Chameleon.  I changed out her bird for the one designed by Songbird Designs.  I am just trying to make as many designer elements as I can.  Her hummingbird was just so cute and fit here.  I also used one of her flowers in the wheelbarrow section as well as some smaller flowers from Moose Track Quilt's gnome/birdhouse pattern.

I also made the birdhouse part of Moose Track's cute gnome design.

This has been such a fun project.  I hope you will come back to see my final quilt reveal in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

I am also linking up today with:

Thursday, September 24, 2020

I Like Thursday #7 - Nails and Derbies

 My "like picks" from this past week are Nails and Derbies!

I just returned from my nail appointment and came home with these adorable Halloween critters!  My nail lady absolutely loved the ideas I came in with today!  I am glad she enjoyed painting them.  

I thought Frankenstein would be my fave, but that skeleton and mummy are super cute!

Saturday night some of us got together to support friends at a demolition derby.  Are any of you derby fans?  This is my son-in-law's car and my little grand.  The steering wheel nearly hit his face this time.  He got hit pretty hard at the end.

You tube video of the derby.  His car has a flag on the side.  SIL's heat starts at 7 minutes in!

Thanks Lee Anna at  Not Afraid of Color for the Thursday happy links!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

To Do Tuesday and more Garden Party Reveals

 A couple more rows in the Garden Party Row Along were revealed this week that I have made.  Thank you to:

Teresa Weaver at for this lovely pattern!  I love all the intricate details from the turtle in the pond to the birds in the sky and flowers on the horizon!  Mine is only fused.  I hope to sit and blanket stitch all of my blocks soon.  I use my Bernina for that and don't want to drag it out until I am ready for it.

I love the colors used by Teresa better, but I wanted some variety in the background color in my quilt.

Also, thank you Heleen Pinkster for your darling lantern design.  I enjoyed paper piecing it, and it looks so nice with my other rows.

My favorite fabric is the part inside the lanterns.  I feel like it looks like a screen on a lantern.  It just happened to be in my stash.

I am busily sewing up more rows to prepare for the reveal the middle of October.  I am loving this quilt!

To Do Tuesday Progress:

1.  Complete a flower block for my Garden Party Quilt ✔

2. Do some machine quilting on Trail Mix

3. Finish a paper pieced Row 

4. Cut out the Freddies 

This week's goals:

1. Some machine quilting on Trail Mix

2. Make a Snail block and two word blocks.

3. Glue baste some applique' leaves

I am also linking up with:

Wednesday Wait Loss

Midweek Makers

Monday, September 21, 2020

15 min to stitch report and more reveal

 Last week I barely squeaked in my daily stitching for 15 Min to Stitch. 

Last week: 6/6 days

September: 17/18

YTD:   89.55%

I am also able to show my Garden Party rock wall designed by Denise at For the Love of Geese. She revealed it last week.

I am featuring it with the Poppy Garden. Last week I shared the Poppies with a different wall.

Come back to see more Garden Party features as they are revealed. Tomorrow and Thursday will have more pattern releases and giveaways.

I am also linking up today with:

Monday Making

Design Wall Monday

UFO Busting 

Oh Scrap

BOMs Away

Patchwork and Quilts 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

I Like Thursday #6!

Looking for the Row Along?  It is back a couple of posts.  Here is the link! 

There were definitely some likes in the past week!  I am linking up with "I LIKE THURSDAY"  at lapaylor's weekly Thursday .

1. Having a hubby who can fix my car - new fuel pump. My son helped.  His mechanic skills have saved us thousands of dollars over the years.

2. Figuring out what wires to hook together to control the projector in my classroom

3. Supporting family - my niece came to town for a cross country meet.

4. Dinner and a band with my hubby at a local ranch.